Daily Devotional | Receiving The Holy Spirit

Acts 2:38, 39 NIV
“Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
The Holy Spirit is the spiritual power of God, the third person of the trinity.  As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is a gift that you MUST have!  He is the presence of God in all that believes that Jesus Christ is the son of God, died on the cross for the salvation of all sinners, and rose from the dead on the third day.
After carefully questioning and listening to God, it was revealed to me that to believe all that is of Christ, requires a person to make a vital choice. To choose to repent of their sins, i.e., to turn away from evil and turn towards the engrafted gift of God, Christ – the Grace of God!  The Holy Spirit is Holy. With Him is no evil.
In ‘true’ repentance, a sinner is quickened with power to abstain from all natures of evil, and also to overcome such if it persists. When sins are forgiven, the path of that sin becomes filled by the Holy Spirit. Living within us, the Holy Spirit becomes the will of God. Without compulsion, He counsels us, teaches us, empowers us, strengthens us, uses us, reveals to us things of the spirit, exposes our enemies, heals us, anoints us, and guides us into the perfect will of God. To obey Him is a choice! But the truth is, disobeying Him has an adverse price…eternal separation from God and life in Hell!
Here are some bible verses on the Holy Spirit;
(1).”Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me” (Psalm 51:11) That is, without the Holy Spirit, you will be cast away from God.
(2). “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; ..” (Acts 1:8). That is, without the Holy Spirit, you will not have a victory and saving power.
(3). “But the advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26). Your questions about God can only be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit. Not man! This means that you must make Christ your Savior.
(4). ‘And with that, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). You need to study the Bible and desire to live it. This will immensely quicken your relationship with Christ (the Word), and release the Holy Spirit on you.
(5). “..but whoever blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiving; they are guilty of eternal sin.” (Mark 3:29) Do not rebel or speak arrogantly about spiritual matters.
Brothers and Sisters, is there anything that is hindering you from receiving the Holy Spirit? Relationships, habits, religion, pride, money? God did not intend for anyone of us to be mislead or separated from him. You have to do all you can to take the place that has been prepared for you. Repent today, and you shall receive the Holy Spirit. May the grace of God be with you. Amen.
Scripture of the day: If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. ~ Romans 8:11
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI. (c) Copyright Reserved, 2011

About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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One Response to Daily Devotional | Receiving The Holy Spirit

  1. Joyce says:

    Thanks for today’s devotional. I love it. kudos to the team especially the Pastor.

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